The impact of prayerful vigil – stories from the Street

Often the impact of standing in prayer and witness outside an abortion facility goes unnoticed by those who make sacrifices to be there. At times, prayer volunteers may wonder how, or even if, they can save lives. Yet prayer and…

Auckland DHB’s looking for abortion providers

A call for registrations of interest to provide first trimester surgical and medical abortions in the wider Auckland area has been tabled. Auckland, Counties Manukau, and Waitemata District Health Boards have combined a tender for abortion services. Their intention is…

National March for Life is a voice for pre-born children at Parliament

Over a thousand people gathered from all over New Zealand in the nation’s capital, Wellington, on Saturday for the National March for Life. A joyful atmosphere was apparent throughout the family-friendly event which exists to celebrate the value of life…

Abortion, the greatest destroyer of peace: Respect Life Month Day 10

In 1979, Mother Teresa was granted the Nobel Peace Prize for her work with the poorest of the poor. In her acceptance speech she boldly proclaimed that "the greatest destroyer of peace is abortion". The saint's wise words acknowledge the…

Pray outside an abortion centre: Respect Life Month Day 3

Praying outside places where abortion take place is a powerful witness and act of love. When we cast aside all fear, and stand as witnesses to the atrocity that takes place in the building, begging God for mercy, and being…

“Safe area” legislation threatens to shut down peaceful prayer vigils

A Bill which would legalize the implementation of so-called “safe areas” around selected abortion centres in New Zealand has been introduced to Parliament. The Contraception, Sterilisation, and Abortion (Safe Areas) Amendment Bill was introduced by Louisa Wall (Labour) on 28…

Saint Gianna’s Home for Mothers and Babies opens in Auckland

Saint Gianna's Home for Mothers and Babies, serving pregnant mothers who face many difficulties, has opened in Auckland. The Home provides a safe and positive home for mothers who need urgent accommodation because of their particular situation.  Often, mothers will…

Prayer and witness outside abortion centres is a concrete way to restore a culture of life

“There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear.” 1 John 4:18 Participating in prayer and witness outside abortion centres can be an extremely uncomfortable experience.  After all, you are vulnerable and open to ridicule from people…

Saving lives applies only to some as violent abortion methods approved as ‘health care’

During the much-debated lockdown in response to Covid-19, surgery classified as “elective” was postponed so that resources would be available for the anticipated influx of patients in public hospitals. But not abortion. Abortion “care” (as the proponents of this lethal…